Albrechtsburg Castle
Albrechtsburg Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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elena076
Moscow, Russia298 contributions
The castle is definitely worth a visit. We combined visit of the castle with the visit of the Meissen porcelain factory. It was a wonderful full-day trip from Dresden. The castle is imposing from the outside. There are many rooms open to public on several floors. The walls are beautifully painted, for the rest the rooms are bare with no old furniture, tapestry, pictures etc. In some rooms there is a modern, interactive exhibition and it really takes some time to see it all. Buying a combined ticket for 11 euro also allows you to see the cathedral. Next to the cash-desk of the castle there is a small, but cosy cafe.
Written June 20, 2020
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Vadim Ohanyan
Yerevan, Armenia313 contributions
This is really beautiful place, the first castle in Germany constructed and used as a palace. It has rich history, very important for Saxony and for Germany. In 1710 the first European porcelain manufacture was founded in the castle. Now you can enjoy beautiful interiors and learn about the history. As the castle is built at a top of the hill, you can also enjoy breathtaking view over the Elbe valley. The time nedded for a tour is 2-3 hours.
Written February 16, 2020
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M Rose
Lancashire, UK163 contributions
Not going to lie, the castle was fairly boring. Not much really that captivated me; i've been to better castles. But the cafe was great and the slipper room at the start was hella fun, even though that's not really the point. Wouldn't visit again if i was ever in Meissen, but glad i did it.
Written February 27, 2020
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Couples
I was given a Histopad which is kind of your own personal iPad. There are many different languages available and when you hold the Histopad over a particular circle in the room it show you what the room would have looked like in the 1400's, 1800's and today. Lots of history about the different kings and queens, architects, painters etc. There is also a film to see in German with English subtitles. Very well thought out and put together.
Written August 7, 2020
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GalivantingGardener
Sans Souci, Australia378 contributions
After a hearty breakfast buffet at our B&B in Moritzburg, we enjoyed a beautiful scenic drive into Meissen. Along the way, we made a stop at a roadside park/garden in the centre of Weinburg. As we left Weinburg, we could see Meissen in the distance, with the double spires of the gothic Meissen Cathedral dominating the town. It was directly under those gothic spires, that we were able to find a parking spot, around 8:30am. Meissen's Albrechtsburg Castle didn't open until 10am, where we had hoped to see the murals highlighting the early history of the castle when it was first established through Konrad the Great, from the House of Wettin. Several of these paintings are devoted to events from the lives of the two men who originally had the castle built, Ernst and Albrecht von Wettin. Included in these pictures, of special interest to me, depict the Saxon "Prinzenraub" (princes’ kidnapping), probably the most famous child abduction ever in Saxony. Unfortunately, as we were trying to see as much as humanly possible, and visit Dresden as well, we opted for a "walking tour" instead. We meandered through alleyways, under stone arches, down ancient stairways, as we enjoyed the magnificent vistas that Meissen had to offer. Around each corner, there presented new "photo" opportunities to capture such history and beauty! We made our way down to the Market Square, looked into some of the many shops, including one that sold the famous Meissen porcelain. Meissen is known as the "city of porcelain" ... and the history of the early makers of this so-called "white gold" who were virtually held prisoner here, is so intriguing. We enjoyed an early lunch at one of Meissen's charming, hearty, and traditional restaurants, sitting on a raised terrace that was virtually covered in vines and had windowboxes brimming with fresh flowers. It was a perfect setting of Germanic charm, to enjoy ample portions of Saxon food, while sipping one of Meissen's fine wines produced in nearby vineyards of the Elbe valley..."Prost!"
Written April 4, 2009
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John B
Westwood, MA170 contributions
We took the train from Dresden. There are three stops in Meissen. We got off at the second one and took a tram into town. The route is the same for all trams from the station to the town center. You can buy tickets on the tram from the driver but the language barrier was an issue. A friendly police officer helped translate. We got off after passing a large stone church and were one block from the tourist info center. There is bus to the castle. It leaves from near the church. Or you can walk. We took the bus. It was a very hot day and the folks who walked looked exhausted. I suggest the bus. The castle is fantastic. People flock to southern Germany to see a few rooms in the castles there. Here you have an entire castle and there are few tourists. There is an English language audio guide. Clean restrooms and a gift shop. You will not be disappointed - visit this castle. (Note: In hindsight, we probably should have got off the train at the first Meissen stop and walked over the bridge into town.The only difficulty we encountered was that not too many people speak English here. But everyone is friendly and helpful).
Written August 18, 2019
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Subdewd72
Half Moon Bay, CA23 contributions
Couples
I think that Albrechtsburg is a must see. The layout of the audioguide made for a very tourist friendly venue. We were able to move at our own pace and have a nice relaxing tour of the castle. I loved the room with the history of the women of Saxony...very interesting.
Written September 3, 2013
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mikatu
Basel, Switzerland328 contributions
Solo
Amazing castle. When I entered I wasn’t expecting much but was really surprise as soon as I opened the door and saw the amazing entry hall.
The entry ticket doesn’t cover for the photos; you need to pay an extra 2 euros but it really worth the extra money.
The audioguide is really informative, and yes, after a while it gets to much informative but it is precious to tell you the history of the castle.
Some rooms have nice painted walls and nice floors. Others are emptier but all of them have something interesting to teach you. A must see if you are in Meissen.
Written July 15, 2013
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Ellen A
Copenhagen Region, Denmark142 contributions
A large hall full of figures clad in period garments help you vizualize the former important historical inhabitants of this impressive medieval burg.
Written September 29, 2020
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Nicole v
Leipzig, Germany107 contributions
Couples
We have visited quite some castle, but this was a special experience. The castle is enormous, has a rich history and is very nicely restored. Count about 2 h if you want to see it all. Tip: buy a combination ticket with the Porzellan Manufaktur.
Written September 14, 2017
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